DO YOU HAVE your own house? is it important for you?

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October 27, 2017 7:43am CST
hello i live in japan and i am married with a japanese woman. she is a teacher too. we just built our new house by a nice company.. it takes much money of course but i think having your own house is the greatest thing in my life. i come home after work and my home is the best place which gives me %100 relaxing.. how about you guys? do you have your own house, is it important ?, how hard to have your own house in your country?
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@kiran8 (15258)
• Mangalore, India
27 Oct
Hi it is good to know some details about your wife and your house. I agree that owning a house gives you security . We have our own house bought 21 years ago . We bought a very old house with a large garden and got the house renovated twice . It is not perfect because renovation has it's limitations but I love my house and garden Is that your house in the picture , if so it s beautiful..
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• Japan
27 Oct
the most important thing is love.. if you love it ,its your heaven.
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@mohit459 (2934)
• Haldwani, India
27 Oct
I don't have my own house but my parents have...as since I'm just 17...
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• Philippines
27 Oct
hahaha there you go!!
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@mohit459 (2934)
• Haldwani, India
27 Oct
@goodgirl_kakay yep. .. So how's your day?...
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• Philippines
27 Oct
@mohit459 tiring but very good son.well spent
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@m_audrey6788 (11509)
• Germany
27 Oct
I dream to have our own but it`s very expensive and can`t afford it
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• Japan
27 Oct
dont stop your dream!!
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• Germany
27 Oct
@japanesesamurai Oh ok. Thanks for the uplifting message
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• Japan
27 Oct
@m_audrey6788 i try to answer all of my followers,welcome.
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• Philippines
27 Oct
yes it is one of the important necessities in life,house is not just an asset,it is a shelter..it does not matter if it is nice or not big or small as long as the people who lives their calls it HOME not a house alone,,it is only a structure
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• Japan
28 Oct
i dont care its size too.the most important thing is how you feel in it.
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• Philippines
29 Oct
@japanesesamurai yes especially when you work hard for it
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• Japan
29 Oct
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@sharon6345 (101935)
• United States
27 Oct
I think for myself I would not want my own house. I live in Ny and i rent a nice 2 bedroom that brings me all the comforts I could dream of. If the roof must be repaired the owner does it. I have known people that have their own houses. the cost involved is something I would not want ever. I can't begin to tell you how people have houses where they can't afford to pay heat for. when I hear of people freezing I am thankful for the heat my landlord provides.
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• Japan
27 Oct
yeah i understand what you mean. some people loans lots of money and they have really tough times to pay back. thanks god i and she had some saved money so we dont have that pressure.. thanks for the nice response.
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@fishtiger58 (30716)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Oct
I own my house and it's paid for. It's great to have no mortgage and I would never live in an apartment again.
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• Japan
28 Oct
i dont like apartments too.it is really sad for me..
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@fishtiger58 (30716)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Oct
@japanesesamurai Way to much noise, I once lived in a really nice apartment, I was on the 3rd floor. Someone on the 1st floor was a hoarder and the smell was horrendous. They got kicked out of there thankfully, you could hardly breath the smell was so bad.
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• Japan
28 Oct
@fishtiger58 yeah noise is the thing thats why i dont wanna live there.
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@much2say (35425)
• United States
27 Oct
We lived in apartments until about 5 years ago - then we got our own house. My husband didn't want any more money going to "rent" because that money goes nowhere. Out here renting is very expensive . . . and so is a house mortgage. But we bought at a time where prices and interest rates were very low - we lucked out. However, this is a small house - not our dream house - and it's not in the best of areas. We are very pleased that we "own" a house though, at least it is building up equity - the values of homes have gone way up since we bought this one.
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• Japan
28 Oct
you are right.. also rent a house is a same thing as buying a house with mortgage ,after 10 years. you will also pay same to your rental house in that period. so its better to try loan or mortgage.
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@much2say (35425)
• United States
28 Oct
@japanesesamurai The thing is it isn't easy for everyone to qualify for such a loan/mortgage, especially with the housing market being sky high here in Southern California (compared to most of the nation). I do think it is better to own - at least your money goes into an investment - whereas renting a place makes money for someone else.
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• Japan
28 Oct
@much2say i dont know there but i heard its not easy to have a house in the usa!
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@dodo19 (28108)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
29 Oct
I would love to have my own house. But it is expensive, and right now, my husband and I are struggling. Things are tight for us. Maybe one day, we'll be able to.
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• Japan
29 Oct
i wish from my heart,you can have it one day..
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@dodo19 (28108)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
29 Oct
@japanesesamurai Hopefully, we can. We're working on it.
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• Japan
29 Oct
@dodo19 sure..
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@yanzalong (8867)
• Indonesia
24 Nov
I do. I love this kind of a house.
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• Japan
24 Nov
Me too. Feel relaxed and peaceful at home
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@marlina (62408)
• Canada
12 Nov
We bought our first house a year after we got married, but since then, have owned 4 of them.
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• Japan
12 Nov
happy about you.
@peachpurple (10708)
• Malaysia
31 Oct
here in malaysia, we don't built our own house unless you own a land. Most of us purchase house that is on the way to build or second hand house which is cheaper.
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• Japan
31 Oct
Oh you are from malaysia? I am glad. I wanna come there soon! Malaysia is really cheap and people are so kind! Do you recommend me some places! I also heard that rental fee is not so much there right!
@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
28 Oct
I think a house is the best investment you can make. We bought our own house when we married (with a large mortgage) and managed to pay it off early.
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• Japan
28 Oct
mortgage is good thing but makes people stressful and give them stress during their life.. i am glad you had it..
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@Tampa_girl7 (21654)
• United States
27 Oct
Yes, we have our own home. It is a good feeling. I am happy for you
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• Japan
28 Oct
yes,especially now i understood what (home sweet home) means.
@ijswzr (38)
• Philippines
27 Oct
That's my dream and goal to build my own house and for my mom. We don't own a house but we live in my mother's parent's house. Both my grandparents already passed away and we are the one who stayed in their house. I know someday my mom, aunt and my uncle will going to fight to sell the house. Good luck to us.
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• Japan
28 Oct
building a house for my mom.. hey i am so touchy now.it is also my another dream..thanks for caring your mom.
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@sjvg1976 (14632)
• Delhi, India
29 Oct
It is tough to have own house in our country as it's too costly. I have my own house and feel relaxed when see people paying huge rent for house.
• Japan
29 Oct
YES ,rent fee is huge and after 10 years maybe you can buy a house with that rental fee.. its really sad.
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@Hannihar (12898)
29 Nov
I agree with you. I rent so therefore I pray that we can stay here as long as we want and that our landlord will be around many years so we can stay. I would love to have owned my own place but it has not been in the cards. I am envious of you. Is that your home in the picture? It is lovely.
@paigea (21227)
• Canada
31 Oct
We have our own house and it was important to us.